Get the children to line up in the middle of the room. Point out
each of the four walls and name them, "Matthew", "Mark", "Luke" or
"John". Then when you call out the name of a Gospel book, the
children must turn and face the relevant wall. But, if you
call out, "Good News" then the children must spin around.
If there is to be no winning or losing, then just play as long as you
want or until the children lose interest. Alternately, any
child who turns the wrong way must sit down where they are for the
rest of the game. The last child standing is named the
For a more energetic game, the children must stand in the middle of the
room and when you call a direction, they must run to that particular
wall. Again any child who turns the wrong way or runs to the
wrong wall is out and must sit down in a safe place that you have
designated as the "Out Zone".
The last child to reach the wall is also out. If you call "Good
News" then they can run to any wall they like. The last player
left deserves a nice prize!